Friday, April 08, 2011

The Witch Has Left The Kitchen

You'll be happy to know I got a new broom.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Motility--Can You Swallow That?

Started the morning paying big bucks to be tortured. This fun exam is called "a motility study" in the Gastrointestinal world where you get to snuff a catheter tube up your nose and then swallow it down into your stomach.

They do spray lidocaine or some numbing agent into your nose before hand. "Do you feel anything?" the nurse asked. Nope--meaning I didn't feel any different. We went ahead. 2 hours later as I drove to my hair appt. I sniffed my nose and THEN my nose, back of throat and tongue went numb. So that's what I was supposed to feel.

The first part of the test you just lay there and you're not supposed to swallow for like 20 minutes. I did pretty good. She then pulls the tube out a bit and gives you water and you swallow. We did this 10 times. And then she pulled it out some more and we did it 5 more times. And THEN she pulled it out some more and I gagged and gagged and eventually barfed. Luckily she read my mind as I madly pointed toward the barf bag. And luckily I had followed instructions and hadn't anything to eat or drink since the evening before.

Miraculously I was able to pull myself together and the nurse remained ever so calm, holding the catheter in place, and we finished the test. My throat hurt the rest of the day. And aren't you supposed to cry a bit after you throw up? I didn't get that satisfaction either and was a little off kilter the rest of the day because of it.

The rest of the day was nice to me as I got a great haircut, Courtney passed her driving test and they played all my favorite songs on my 80's station (as I was in my car until 5:00 driving everyone everywhere). And my throat didn't hurt badly enough that I couldn't sing along. Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto. Domo.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Just Say No

Got a call tonight while me and the kids were sitting on the floor reading scriptures:

Lady: Hi Angela. We are looking for a PTA COUNCIL President and your name came up.
Me: (Didn't even hesitate) I've decided not to get that involved in PTA until my kids are older.
Lady: How old are they?
Me: I've got one in Kindergarten.
Lady: Your oldest is in Kindergarten?!
Me: No, my youngest.
Lady: Well, if all your kids are all in school, then maybe...
Me: No.

This is why it pays to be prepared with an answer BEFORE the hard questions come--Drugs, Sex, Council PTA.

Friday, April 01, 2011


Blogging from bed. Recovering from today's surgery. Everything went smoothly--I've just been tired all day from the anesthesia and have a mild sore throat. After sleeping all day I feel pretty good tonight. I go back in 6 weeks for round two.

The doctor made four small laser incisions in the stenosis and then expanded it. Then he treated the area with mitomycin-c to help with scar tissue build up. He believes doing two surgeries a month apart wil have longer lasting effects.

I've got surgery photos, but they're pretty gross.

My facebook friend who had the same surgery sassed I'll be feeling great Monday back to exercising and everything. Yea!